Making sure to implement preventative maintenance is not helpful if you cannot make sure that it is actually done. Spreadsheets may be one way to track and monitor tasks, but they typically do not allow you to really achieve total completion, because something's always missing and going out of control. Here are a few ways to make sure that once you start a new scheduling program, you actually complete what you've planned.
Preventative Maintenance Schedules
One of the great things about CMMS is that you can set up scheduling and have all of your preventative maintenance tasks and orders set up in advance. Once you set up the initial time and date that you want to have each task done, it is automatically sent out as a task once that date arrives. There is less paperwork and you do not have to worry about setting it up during a busy time because it’s automatically in there.
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Setting up a schedule can also help you spot workflow issues and address them. For instance, sometimes you may have to hire more help to knock out issues that cannot be completed during busy times. Or perhaps you will find issues with parts that are needed and can adjust your ordering and inventory. The point is that preventative scheduling allows you to handle things easier and take care of any problems before they grow bigger and snowball. Scheduling, tracking and monitoring the general workflow is much easier with CMMS than using multiple spreadsheets or paperwork that can get lost and is not accessible at any given moment.
CMMS makes everything in your maintenance department run smoother. It allows you to get rid of bulky paperwork and make the transition to preventative maintenance completion smooth and easy.